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Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel

4.6
4.6
1326 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The taste of fresh sustainable seafood has come to the Gaslamp Quarter. Lionfish, located in the Pendry San Diego, is a modern, cutting edge restaurant located on 5th Avenue that features fresh-catch cuisine and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists by homegrown San Diego chef JoJo Ruiz. The two-story space takes San Diego seafood restaurants to the next level and will honor the essence of the city’s lifestyle with a menu that is both hip and healthy, eccentric but not excessive. Having studied under Michelin star and celebrity chefs, Ruiz has developed a network of fisherman and produce growers to ensure that the Lionfish kitchen uses only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients…

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 738-7200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose "JoJo" Ruiz

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family & friends or hosting a corporate event, Lionfish can accommodate all of your special event needs. If you have any booking inquiries or interested in making a reservation for 12 or more people- please call the restaurant directly at 619.738.7200

  • Private party contact

    Iris : (877) 765-6141

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    J Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available nightly at the Pendry San Diego, around the corner from Lionfish, and plenty of garage parking is available close by.**Currently, please be advised that 5th Avenue is closed for driving / and has limited access on Wednesdays through Sundays.

  • Entertainment

    Frequently, Lionfish will feature an eclectic array of top local performers in the Lounge area. Check our website often for details on upcoming entertainment options.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. m

    mdelmar

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter visiting from nyc
  2. RS

    RachelS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. Omg the food was so good. The place is definitely a vibe and I'm already planning my next visit 😊
  3. LL

    LeslieL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, best experience we’ve had in SD! Our waitress was amazing in recommending drinks and food, as well as checking on us throughout our meal. Highly recommend the Hot In Jalisco drink, as well as the Duck Duck Goose entree!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic dining experience. Both food and service were amazing. Highly recommend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service.
  6. J

    Jazzyman32

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! *Bezerk roll - fish was perfectly seared, came out at the right temp, flavors worked amazingly well together. *Animal style steak tartar - beautiful presentation, bold flavor, obsessed with whatever the crunchy stuff was on top 👌 *The King Salmon nigiri was to die for!! I wanted 10 more orders of it! Gorgeous decor, excited to go back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Too cold to dine inside :(
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had the best server! She was very knowledgeable and so attentive
  9. HM

    HollyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our cocktails were wonderful and the food was delicious! Will definitely dine there again, just to try other menu items that sounded delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday dinner. We are big foodies and we will definitely be back! We even brought our 8mo and everyone was so nice to her.
  11. v

    vanfoodie

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time dining here. Always order the spicy grilled octopus. It is so good that we cannot try other restaurant’s grilled octopus. It’s difficult to find one better than this. Sashimi/sushi are always fresh and good. Our server Julio was very personable and attentive.
  12. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, I look forward to my next reservation!
  13. b

    billj

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening all around!! I would go back next time in town
  14. DR

    DRMA

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our Waitress was very professional and friendly. Food was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elliot was our server and he was amazing and we were celebrating our 4 year anniversary and the whole experience was just amazing and definitely going here again
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was spectacular and the service was superb
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Elliot!
  18. N

    Nick

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, after you get over the $80 valet parking fee!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was overpriced and not good. I won’t be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre and prices high.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great-food, service, area, and etc! Only item to complain about, the entrance host was rude.
  22. d

    docmani

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall loved the food and service. Friendly staff, great Ambiance. We got the baller roller and felt it was just - ok- especially for a Sushi a roll that was $30+. Loved the Tuna Nigiri flight, oysters and Duck Tostadas. Would certainly go back and recommend to others
  23. AC

    AlexandriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I booked through open table & got a reservation. While booking they asked if I was coming in for a special occasion. I put “birthday”. The restaurant then brought us out cake with amazing service! I enjoyed it
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with interesting menu. Great waitress and loved our experience.
  26. A

    Alexandra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was okay, I think there’s several other restaurants in the area that are much better. Nothing really stood out or really tasted that great. I don’t think the quality of the food was worth the price point unfortunately.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    15mins waiting to be seated to a half empty restaurant and another 15mins to be asked for our order.. You dont have to have NYC standards to consider half an hr of waiting unacceptable. Other than that, food was okay, but not up to the expectations of the price-tag..
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Restaurant was only half full. Took 15 minutes to be seated. 10 minutes before we got menus. 20 minutes more to order. Food was fine but we were so annoyed by the service that our night wasn’t enjoyable.
  29. M

    Maggie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice date night spot and fresh fish
  30. PS

    PatS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third visit in the past 2 months. Food, Service, Ambiance, perfection.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food! One of my favorites in San Diego
  32. RB

    RockyB

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had. Our waiter Juan and manager Don did a amazing job and really took care of us. I would highly recommend the tomahawk, angry snapper and the churro ice cream sandwich, all were absolutely amazing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at the lionfish restaurant overall. Started out a bit strange as we were about 15 min early for our reservation but they could not seat us even though there were plenty of open tables, so we went to the bar and had great cocktails. They promptly seated us at 6:30 pm as per our reservation. The food was really great. We ordered one last dish that took a long time to come and we asked the order to be canceled and the for the check. The manager or owner came straight away and apologized for the delay and also brought us the order and did not charge for it. This to me excellence in service. The waitress saw we were unhappy about the delay, conveys our unhappiness to the manger or owner and he immediately investigates and brings the food and explains the reason for the delay and comps us for the dish. This experience left our group of 4 felling very impressed with the restaurant and will visit again when in sd.
  34. V

    Victoria

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice semi formal restaurant We enjoyed our meal greatly We had the tomato/ cucumber salad, mushroom gnocchi and pork shank. Great service. The food was excellent Will definitely come back
  35. KS

    KevinS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    brussells were over done. Sashimi doesn't mean seared fish, It is raw fish. The Baked Alaska was fantastic. The other diners in my group were pleased with their entrees.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Baked Alaska was a perfect ending to a very successful business dinner. Outstanding service.
  37. A

    Ante

    State of Bremen

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wir saßen draußen und es war schön ruhig. Das Essen ist dort immer super und ich empfehle den Whiskysour
  38. RA

    RAFAELM

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service from the hostess to waiters, service oriented support a nice and modern environment as the backbone of an awesome dinner and fine selection of wines and spirits. Totally looking forward to a next visit. Above and beyond!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    203 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The animal style beef tartare was interesting and really good. We liked the striped bass and all star roll. Food did take a very long time, for 2 items. service was a little slow after entrees as well. lemon meringue crepe cake was also really good.
  40. SV

    StephanieV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious and the place is beautiful. It was great for date night. However, the service did not match the place. It was possibly just our server, but as a first time customer it did not leave a great impression. Hopefully next time we go we get better service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 738-7200.

Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Lionfish Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel

435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    J Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available nightly at the Pendry San Diego, around the corner from Lionfish, and plenty of garage parking is available close by.**Currently, please be advised that 5th Avenue is closed for driving / and has limited access on Wednesdays through Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose "JoJo" Ruiz

  • Entertainment

    Frequently, Lionfish will feature an eclectic array of top local performers in the Lounge area. Check our website often for details on upcoming entertainment options.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 738-7200

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family & friends or hosting a corporate event, Lionfish can accommodate all of your special event needs. If you have any booking inquiries or interested in making a reservation for 12 or more people- please call the restaurant directly at 619.738.7200

  • Private party contact

    Iris : (877) 765-6141

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